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'High Falls'
© Joseph Valerius

Minnesotas highest falls at 120 feet.

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Minnesota's Southern Region Parks


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State Forests
25
State Parks
1
State Wildlife Area
251
State Wildlife Management Areas

Parks in this region are near these Minnesota Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
ROCHESTER
MANKATO
WINONA
FARIBAULT
OWATONNA
AUSTIN
NORTHFIELD
WILLMAR
ALBERT LEA
RED WING
HUTCHINSON
NEW ULM
MARSHALL

Acton Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
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Acton State Wildlife Management Area
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Alexander Ramsey State Park
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Alfsborg State Wildlife Management Area
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Allen State Wildlife Management Area
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Altnow Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
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Altona State Wildlife Management Area
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Arzt State Wildlife Management Area
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Ash Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Aurora State Wildlife Management Area
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Avoca State Wildlife Management Area
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Badger Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Banks State Wildlife Management Area
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Bardel State Wildlife Management Area
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Bashaw State Wildlife Management Area
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Baxter State Wildlife Management Area
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Bear Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Nestled in the blufflands of southeastern Minnesota, Beaver Creek Valley State Park is known for its clear streams fed by the Big Spring. Its streams are home to brown and native brook trout. In spring, wildflowers that blanket the woodland hills and valleys attract migratory songbirds like the rare ........more >
Bench State Wildlife Management Area
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Bennett State Wildlife Management Area
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Bergdahl State Wildlife Management Area
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Bergman State Wildlife Management Area
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Big Rock State Wildlife Management Area
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Big Slough State Wildlife Management Area
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Big Stone Lake State Park
Big Stone Lake is 30 miles long and is located on the South Dakota-Minnesota border. The lake is the source of the Minnesota River and attracts anglers who catch walleye, northerns and bluegills. The northern section of the park, called the Bonanza Area, provides a picnic area, boat launch and a primitive ........more >
Blue Mounds State Park
Blue Mound State Park is on the tallest hill in southern Wisconsin, about 25 miles west of Madison. The 1,153-acre park is a popular place for swimming, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing and mountain biking both double and single track and finding peace and solitude.........more >
Blue Wing State Wildlife Management Area
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Bohemian State Wildlife Management Area
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Boike State Wildlife Management Area
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Bootleg State Wildlife Management Area
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Borchardt-Rosin State Wildlife Management Area
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Buffalo Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Burbank State Wildlife Management Area
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Burke State Wildlife Management Area
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Camden State Park
Camden State Park offers much for visitors to enjoy. Fish for brown trout in the Redwood River or bass and bluegill in Brawner Lake. Hike the trails or cool off in the spring-fed pool. Walk along the wooded river valley, climb the Dakota Valley Trail to the lookout for great fall colors, or go canoeing ........more >
Camp Kerk State Wildlife Management Area
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Caraway State Wildlife Management Area
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Carey State Wildlife Management Area
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Carley State Park
Beauty and quiet, that is the essence of Carley State Park. In the spring, delicate bluebells Mertensia virginica, and other wildflowers carpet the valley with a profusion of color. Hike along the trail that follows the Whitewater River and take in the grand old white pines. Listen for the sweet song ........more >
Ceylon State Wildlife Management Areas
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Chadderdon State Wildlife Management Area
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Chain-O-Sloughs State Wildlife Management Area
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Chandler State Wildlife Management Area
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Chen-Bay State Wildlife Management Area
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Christine State Wildlife Management Area
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Christopherson State Wildlife Management Area
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Church State Wildlife Management Area
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Clawson State Wildlife Management Area
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Collinson State Wildlife Management Area
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Cotton-Jack State Wildlife Management Area
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County Line State Wildlife Management Area
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Crosse State Wildlife Management Area
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Current Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Dacotah State Wildlife Management Area
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Danvers State Wildlife Management Areas
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Daubs Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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De vorak State Wildlife Management Area
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Delft State Wildlife Management Area
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Delhi State Wildlife Management Area
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Dewald State Wildlife Management Area
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Diamond Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Dietrich Lange State Wildlife Management Area
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Dismal Swamp State Wildlife Management Area
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Dorer State Wildlife Management Area
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Dovray State Wildlife Management Area
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Dysband State Wildlife Management Area
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East Chain State Wildlife Management Area
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Ehrenberg State Wildlife Management Area
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Emerald State Wildlife Management Area
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Expectation State Wildlife Management Areas
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Factor State Wildlife Management Area
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Faxon Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
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Finberg State Wildlife Management Area
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Flandrau State Park
The gentle flowing Big Cottonwood River meanders through this southern park. The sand-bottom swimming pond, picnic area, campgrounds and group center attract many visitors every summer to this very popular state park. The terrain is diverse, offering views of wooded river bottoms, oxbow marshes and ........more >
Flinks State Wildlife Management Area
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Foley State Wildlife Management Area
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Follies State Wildlife Management Area
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Fort Ridgely State Park
Tour Historic Fort Ridgely and wander through the ruins of this once thriving outpost. Learn about the U. S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862, a major event in Minnesota's early history. Stop by the cemetery to learn more about the history. For recreation, this park offers plenty play a nine hole course hike ........more >
Franko State Wildlife Management Area
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Freed State Wildlife Management Area
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Frontenac State Park
Located on the Mississippi River, Frontenac is a birdwatcher's paradise. It's one of the best spots in the country to view birds migrating in the spring and fall. More than 260 species of birds have been recorded here. No wonder Lake Pepin's diverse habitats -- bluffland, prairie, floodplain forest ........more >
Fulda State Wildlife Management Area
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Fury State Wildlife Management Area
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Gadwall State Wildlife Management Area
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Gage State Wildlife Management Area
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Gales State Wildlife Management Area
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Garvin State Wildlife Management Area
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Gennesse State Wildlife Management Area
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Gordon W Yeager State Wildlife Management Area
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Grandview State Wildlife Management Area
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Great Oasis State Wildlife Management Area
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Greenhead State Wildlife Management Area
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Greenleaf State Wildlife Management Area
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Groth State Wildlife Management Area
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Haberman State Wildlife Management Area
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Halls Lake State Wildlife Area
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Halva Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
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Hamlin State Wildlife Management Area
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Haydenville State Wildlife Management Area
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Hayes-Myhre State Wildlife Management Area
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Helmer Myre State Park
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Hendricks State Wildlife Management Area
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Henry X State Wildlife Management Area
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Hjermstad Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Hobza State Wildlife Management Area
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Holland State Wildlife Management Area
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Hollerberg Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Honner State Wildlife Management Area
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Hope State Wildlife Management Area
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Horse State Wildlife Management Area
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Hurricane State Wildlife Management Area
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Husen State Wildlife Management Area
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Hutchinson State Wildlife Management Area
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Indian State Wildlife Management Area
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Iron Horse State Wildlife Management Area
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Irrupption State Wildlife Management Area
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Ivanhoe State Wildlife Management Area
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John Latsch State Park
John A. Latsch, a successful Winona businessman and founder of the Izaak Walton League, loved to fish in the waters of the Mississippi River below the bluffs of Faith, Hope, and Charity. Today, a half-mile hike up the deep ravine for a view from these peaks is well worth the effort. From this vantage ........more >
Johnson State Wildlife Management Area
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Kandi State Wildlife Management Area
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Kaplan Woods State Park
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Keller State Wildlife Management Area
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Kemen State Wildlife Management Area
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Kibler State Wildlife Management Area
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Killen Woods State Park
For a quiet, relaxing time, hike the cool woodland trail which meanders along the tranquil Des Moines River, or enjoy the view of the river valley from Dinosaur Ridge Overlook. You'll find pleasant surprises as you explore small creeks, prairie grasslands, and oak savannas. Visitors enjoy camping, canoeing, ........more >
Klabunde State Wildlife Management Area
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Klages State Wildlife Management Areas
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Klinker State Wildlife Management Area
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Knapp State Wildlife Management Area
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Kujas Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Kvermo State Wildlife Management Area
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Lac Qui Parle State Wildlife Management Area
Lac qui Parle is a French translation of the name given to the lake by the Dakota Indians who called it the lake that speaks. If you visit in the spring or fall you'll understand why. The lake is a stop over for thousands of migratory Canada geese and other waterfowl. You'll hear a chorus of honking, ........more >
Lake Shetek State Park
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Lamberton State Wildlife Management Area
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Lange State Wildlife Management Area
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Lanners State Wildlife Management Area
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Larson State Wildlife Management Area
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Laurs Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Leeds State Wildlife Management Area
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Lewisville State Wildlife Management Area
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Lindquist State Wildlife Management Area
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Little Sioux State Wildlife Management Area
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Little Swan Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Little Twin State Wildlife Management Area
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Lost Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
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Lowville State Wildlife Management Areas
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Luedtke State Wildlife Management Area
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Luescher-Barnum State Wildlife Management Area
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Madelia State Wildlife Management Area
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Madsen State Wildlife Management Area
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Mallard Hole State Wildlife Management Area
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Mammenga State Wildlife Management Area
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Mason State Wildlife Management Area
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Mazeppa State Wildlife Management Area
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McCarthy Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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McCord-Laible State Wildlife Management Area
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Medicine Pipe State Wildlife Management Area
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Miller-Richter State Wildlife Management Area
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Minn-Kota State Wildlife Management Area
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Minneopa State Park
The word Minneopa comes from the Dakota language and is interpreted to mean water falling twice, referring to the beautiful waterfalls of the Minneopa Creek. Walk the trail which encircles the falls, leading down a limestone stairway to the valley below. Ascend the opposite side and enjoy a panoramic ........more >
Minnesota Memorial Hardwood State Forest
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Minnesota Slough State Wildlife Management Area
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Minnie-Man State Wildlife Management Area
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Monson Lake Memorial State Park
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Monson State Wildlife Management Areas
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Mountain Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Mueller State Wildlife Management Area
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Mulligan State Wildlife Management Area
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Murphy State Wildlife Management Area
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Muskrat Junction State Wildlife Management Area
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Myhre State Wildlife Management Area
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Nelson State Wildlife Management Area
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Nerstrand Woods State Park
Enjoy this park on foot, any season of the year. In the spring, the park is a wildflower garden where hepatica, bloodroot, Dutchman's breeches, and the dwarf trout lily bloom. The dwarf trout lily is only found here. Relax by Hidden Falls in the summer. The autumn brings a burst of red, orange, and ........more >
Nyroca Flats State Wildlife Management Area
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O L Kipp State Park
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Oak Glen State Wildlife Management Area
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Oleander State Wildlife Management Area
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Omro State Wildlife Management Area
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Oronoco State Park
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Oshkosh State Wildlife Management Area
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Otrey State Wildlife Management Area
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Ottawa State Wildlife Management Area
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Paddy Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
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Paul State Wildlife Management Area
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Pavelko State Wildlife Management Area
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Penn State Wildlife Management Area
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Penthole State Wildlife Management Area
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Perch Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Peters State Wildlife Management Area
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Pheasant Terrace State Wildlife Management Area
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Phelan State Wildlife Management Area
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Pick State Wildlife Management Area
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Pipestone Indian State Wildlife Management Area
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Plantation State Wildlife Management Area
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Platyrhynchos State Wildlife Management Area
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Pogones State Wildlife Management Area
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Poposki State Wildlife Management Area
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Popular State Wildlife Management Area
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Posen State Wildlife Management Area
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Prairie Dell State Wildlife Management Area
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Prairie State Wildlife Management Area
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Prieve State Wildlife Management Area
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Providence State Wildlife Management Area
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Ras-Lynn State Wildlife Management Area
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Red Cedar State Wildlife Management Area
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Regehr State Wildlife Management Area
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Reinhold State Wildlife Management Area
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Reisdorph State Wildlife Management Area
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Reservation Dam State Wildlife Management Area
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Richard J Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest
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Ringo-Nest State Wildlife Management Park
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Rohlik State Wildlife Management Area
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Rose State Wildlife Management Area
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Rosendale State Wildlife Management Area
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Roseville State Wildlife Management Area
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Rupp State Wildlife Management Area
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Ruthton State Wildlife Management Area
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Saint Leo State Wildlife Management Areas
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Saint Thomas State Wildlife Management Area
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Sakatah State Park
Sakatah-Singing Hills State Trail runs through Sakatah Lake State Park and stretches 39 miles from Mankato to Faribault. The paved trail offers hikers, bikers, skiers, and snowmobilers beautiful scenery through Minnesota's hardwoods. Sakatah Lake, a natural widening of the Cannon River, lures canoeists ........more >
Sangl State Wildlife Management Area
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Sautter State Wildlife Management Area
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Schoeberl State Wildlife Management Area
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Schumann State Wildlife Management Area
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Shanghai Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Shaokatan State Wildlife Management Area
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Sheas Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Shelburne State Wildlife Management Area
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Shetek State Wildlife Management Area
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Shible Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Sibley State Park
There is something for everyone at this popular west-central Minnesota State Park. Hike to Mount Tom, one of several high points in a 50-mile radius, and see a patchwork of forest, farmland, prairie knolls, and lakes. Summer visitors enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing on Lake Andrew. A canoe route ........more >
Sioux Lookout State Wildlife Management Area
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Sioux Nation State Wildlife Management Area
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Skandia State Wildlife Management Area
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Skoog State Wildlife Management Area
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Sleepy Eye State Park
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Sokota State Wildlife Management Area
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Spartan State Wildlife Management Area
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Spiering State Wildlife Management Area
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Split Rock Creek State Park
Swim, fish, or boat the waters of Split Rock Lake, the largest body of water in Pipestone County. The lake is the predominant feature of this park. Stop by the Beach Side Trail Center for an excellent vista and to discover more about the area. Seven miles north of the park is the famous Pipestone National Monument.........more >
Stokke State Wildlife Management Area
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Stokman State Wildlife Management Area
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Stony Run State Wildlife Management Area
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Suess State Wildlife Management Area
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Suhr State Wildlife Management Area
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Summers State Wildlife Management Area
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Sweetman State Wildlife Management Area
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Sweetwater State Wildlife Management Area
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Taffe State Wildlife Management Area
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Talcot Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Teal State Wildlife Management Area
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Ten-Well State Wildlife Management Area
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Thomson State Wildlife Management Area
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Troy State Wildlife Management Area
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Turtle Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
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Tutt State Wildlife Management Area
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Two Sloughs State Wildlife Management Area
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Tyro State Wildlife Management Area
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Upper Sioux Agency State Park
Upper Sioux Agency State Park contains the site of the Upper Sioux or Yellow Medicine Agency. The park was established in 1963 to preserve and interpret the remains of the old Agency site. The park covers 1,280 acres and offers diversity open prairie knolls, bluffs, and cool, wooded slopes. From the ........more >
Vallers State Wildlife Management Area
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Van Beek State Wildlife Management Area
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Van Eck State Wildlife Management Area
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Victor State Wildlife Management Area
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Voss State Wildlife Management Area
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Walnut Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Waterbury State Wildlife Management Area
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Westline State Wildlife Management Area
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White Rock Dam State Wildlife Management Area
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Whitewater State Park
Picturesque limestone bluffs and deep ravines make Whitewater State Park a very popular southeastern park. The 2,700 acre park is an angler's paradise with brown, brook, and rainbow trout swimming in the spring-fed Whitewater River and Trout Run Creek. Visitors enjoy a sandy swimming beach, a year-round ........more >
Wieker State Wildlife Management Area
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Wild Wings State Wildlife Management Area
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Willmar State Wildlife Management Area
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Willow Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Wilson State Wildlife Management Area
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Winkler State Wildlife Management Area
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Wood Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Woodstock State Wildlife Management Area
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Yohi State Wildlife Management Area
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Zumbro State Wildlife Management Area
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